What is unique about Babytime! products?
Babytime! by Episencial is the only company to make baby-safe, all-natural skincare products that support skin immunity and help treat common skin conditions, like eczema, cradle cap and common dehydration. Babytime! products are the ONLY made in the USA formulations that contain probiotics to enhance your child's skin immunity from birth. With clinically effective formulas designed to support the health and development of both the skin and body, Babytime! provides a protective barrier to insulate vulnerable skin, offset environmental contaminants, and help keep children safe. By virtue of all natural ingredients Babytime! products reduce exposure to unnecessary and potentially harmful chemicals so prevalent in skincare products; even those marketed for babies and children. Doctors and medical professionals throughout North America use Babytime!’s skincare products in their hospitals. Our unique probiotics formulation helps to enhance skin immunity, with organic ingredients as high as 95% to ensure the best quality.
What is “developing skin" and why is it important to use organic products?
Just like adult skin can be categorized as normal, dry, oily, acneic, etc., babies and kids have a unique skin type called “developing skin.” As the largest organ of the body, new skin is growing and developing into a protective barrier and way to sense and experience the world. Just like baby, developing skin needs special loving care to grow healthy and strong. Organic ingredients have more nutritional value with greater antioxidant capabilities than their non-organic counterparts. This is important because of the skin’s transdermal properties. Many nutrients applied to the skin are absorbed into the bloodstream and distributed throughout the body. Unfortunately, the same is true for harmful chemicals that are remarkably prevalent in personal care products even those marketed for children. So, as a parent, you can make well-considered choices about personal grooming products for your children in order to help protect them and the planet from environmental pollution.
What does made with organic ingredients really mean?
All Babytime! products are at least 70% organic. Some are a much higher percentage of organic. What is important is that the RIGHT ingredients are organic. Some plants, like thyme for example, are very hardy in nature and don’t require the use of pesticides and fumigants. Others, like raspberry are sweet and delicious and often do require insecticides and such for commercial production. To keep the products affordable, we have selected the ingredients with the highest likelihood of contamination and specifically chosen those to be organic.
How can I avoid eczema breakouts on my baby?
For eczema – make sure the cleaning products in the home are non-toxic (no bleach, ammonia or artificial fragrances). Use fragrance free laundry detergent. Eliminate personal grooming products that contain fragrance and preservatives and use those that are from natural sources like Babytime!. Lastly, eliminate processed foods from the diet (e.g., crackers). Instead, replace those foods with more fruits and vegetables for snacks like carrot sticks, cut apples, red pepper “flowers” and cucumber sticks.
How can I help treat eczema breakouts on my baby?
First, wash your baby with our mild, non-irritating Playful Foaming Wash. Does you child have open wounds? We recommend a two-fold approach to the open-wound phase of eczema: 1. Apply Active Repair to irritated areas in the evening (because it leaves a protective white residue.) Once the open-wound phase has ended, apply Soothing Cream to eczematic areas, to further heal and balance skin, and prevent future breakouts. No open wounds? If your child does not have open wounds, simply use Soothing Cream on irritated areas. Babytime! Soothing Cream is fortified with vitamins, probiotics, neem oil, and many other ingredients that actively protect and restore skin. Probiotics and Noni are anti-inflammatory. When the swelling, heat and pain are removed from an area, the skin has the opportunity to begin the healing process. Our goal is always to create the most positive environment for the skin to allow it to do what it knows how to do – protect us from bacteria, virus and the elements, and eliminate toxins from within. Eczema is a form of over stimulation from a combination of unknown causes probably both internal and external. By addressing the body’s needs for a cleaner environment from the inside and out, we create the space for healing and repair.
What causes diaper rash and how can we get rid of it?
The cause of diaper rash is multi-faceted. Imagine a Petri dish and what you do to cause bacteria and fungi to grow. You create a moist environment and add heat! Essentially, our babies’ bottoms are little growing zones. If any kind of harmful bacteria or fungi gets a start, it can be very difficult to get rid of it. Actually, every square inch of skin has more bacteria than it does skin cells. A rash is basically indicative of an imbalance in bacteria. So, to rebalance, give the bottom as much airtime, sans diaper, as possible. Don’t use wipes with alcohol or any drying agents at all. The best thing is cotton pads with pure water or wipe with a rinse of pure water to eliminate any chemical residue. All wipes have drying agents, as they are necessary to keep bacteria from molding the wipes. Follow with Babytime! Nurturing Balm to create a barrier and healing environment for the skin to do what it knows how to do – protect our bodies from invaders!
Have Babytime! products been clinically tested?
We perform all the standard testing that is required for skincare products to ensure safety and effectiveness, especially for safety and effectiveness. Why use Babytime! Sunny Sunscreen? Is SPF35 enough? SPF35 is just exactly right for playing at the beach, park, or in the back yard. Babytime! sunscreen is made with mineral protection, not synthetic chemicals. An SPF of 35 with mineral blocks, such as the zinc/titanium combination of Babytime! protects from 97% – 98% of the harmful wavelength of UV rays. This protective value gives Babytime! Sunny Sunscreen SPF35 a 4-star critical wavelength rating, which is the best possible rating. An SPF of 50 or even 70 using the same blocking agents only adds 2%-3% additional protective value.
At what age do you recommend using Babytime! products?
Babytime! are perfect for sensitive skin at any age from birth up. Is Babytime! a “Green” company? What exactly does this mean? We believe our products and business practices are opportunities to effect positive change for our world. When we say we are “green” it is because sustainability is at the very core of how we conduct business: We use botanical, sustainably farmed, and certified organic ingredients. We do not engage in animal testing. We support alternative energy development. Our products are manufactured in a solar-powered production plant. Our plastic containers are recycled, food-grade, non-leaching, with no residues of dioxins, BpA, phthalates, or other xenoestrogens. Our paper packaging is manufactured from recycled sources or comes exclusively from certified sustainable resources. Our containers and boxes are beautifully designed and sturdy enough to encourage re-use and re-purposing.
Does the Babytime Sunny Sunscreen contain nanoparticles, preservatives or caffeine?
No, Babytime! does not use harmful nanoparticles in its formulas, nor do they contain caffeine. We do not use preservatives in any of our products. We never use, parabens, phenoxyethanol, or other unhealthy chemical preservatives that may act like estrogens in the body or donate toxins such as formaldehyde, and 1-4 dioxane. Babytime!’s formulas include a patented blend of botanicals to keep the products fresh and stable for upwards of two years. Our all natural approach to product freshness includes glycerol caprylate (made from grapeseed, palm nut or coconut) and natural fruit esters. Because of our decades of experience working with natural ingredients, we know that Capryl Hydroxamic Acid, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, primarily used as moisturizers and humectants in our products, also work in our exclusive formula, to naturally and safety stabilize the product.
Are the fruit juice extracts and oils in Episencial products “fragrances”?
No! Finding products that are fragrance free really is of paramount importance. Babytime! products smell wonderful from pure fruit juice and vegetable extracts. The smells delight both parent and child. While parents should absolutely be concerned about fragrance, smells are not inherently bad. They are an important part of bonding, brain development, and baby’s exploration of the world. It is the word “fragrance” that we must avoid, because it doesn’t give us complete information about the products we are using and can be used by manufacturers to bury other ingredients that you would never normally use on your baby or yourself.
What product do you recommend with using cloth diapers and can the nurturing balm be used to protect and heal rashes on the vaginal region of little girls?
We recommend Soothing Cream for use with cloth diapers. While healing and protective like Nurturing Balm, Soothing Cream does not contain zinc and therefore is much easier on your washing machine. Soothing Cream is safe and effective for little girls. For severe rash and wounds, however, Nurturing Balm is best.
Do Babytime! products contain wheat or gluten?
No, Babytime! products do not contain wheat, they are gluten free. There are ingredients used in the products that are derived from oat, but oat extracts do not retain gluten or have allergenic properties. As always, it is good to test a patch of skin on your child and check with your pediatrician before using any product on your infant.
Does Babytime! test on animals?
No, Babytime! does not test products on animals, and does not have animal testing conducted on our behalf. We ensure the safety of our products by using gentle ingredients that have been used reliably for many years in addition to clinical testing in the laboratory setting.
What additives do you use in the bath products as to not irritate the eyes?
Babytime! don’t use additives to make the products non-irritating. The ingredients themselves are so mild and high quality that they simply don’t irritate the skin or eyes.
Do Babytime! products expire?
The products are stable for at least two years from the manufacturing date.
Is Babytime! packaging recyclable?
Yes, our packaging is recyclable and much of it is recycled too! Our packaging comes from certified sustainable resources. In addition our products are biodegradable and produced in a solar powered manufacturing facility.
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